Conclusion: The lessons of history

Rab Houston

in Scotland

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199230792
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191777059 | DOI:

Series: Very Short Introductions

Conclusion: The lessons of history

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‘Conclusion: The lessons of history’ asks What are the implications of the past for Scotland's future? One of the most obvious answers to this question is that Scots retain a deeply embedded sense of history. Modern Scotland is grounded on historical foundations and this provides a certain amount of continuity. Scots' historic experience of more localized government means that they think that central authority should intervene for benign ends, and that power should continue to be diffused. Relations between England and Scotland remain in a state of flux and no one knows what the future holds for each nation.

Keywords: crime; environment; family; genealogy; immigration; Labour Party; monarchy; Scots; St Andrews; tourism; Wales

Chapter.  914 words. 

Subjects: British History ; Political Geography

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